Last call for the sawmill and more

What's going on in arts, leisure and community from October 1 to 7

Posted 9/30/20

What's going on in arts, leisure and community from October 1 to 7

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Last call for the sawmill and more

What's going on in arts, leisure and community from October 1 to 7


‘A Celebration of Plein Air’

SHOHOLA, PA — Outdoor events always increase during the warmer weather, but, in this year of the pandemic, this was especially true. The Barryville Area Arts Association sponsored a string of outdoor community painting events that yielded a bumper crop of artistic creations. These will be on display at a “Celebration of Plein Air” on Saturday, October 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Artists’ Market Community Center, located at 114 Richardson Ave.

The artwork was all created in the Delaware River Valley within the last two years. On the NY side, there were creations from Sparrowbush to Callicoon; on the PA side, all throughout Pike and Wayne counties. Subjects include private homes, private gardens, historic inns, cityscapes, landscapes, rivers, brooks, waterfalls, and public buildings.

“A Celebration of Plein Air” is an indoor/outdoor event.  All local artists are welcome to share their plein air creations with no hanging fees or sales commissions.

For more information, visit

Indigenous Women’s Voices Summit

ONLINE — The Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre (HPAC) is featuring beautiful films curated by Dr. Tasha Hubbard that are hard to find elsewhere. The Indigenous Women’s Voices Summit celebrates the work and perspectives of Indigenous women with a virtual film festival, gallery exhibition, performances and panel discussions. A full schedule of films and events is available through the HPAC website.

All proceeds go towards supporting the artists in the Summit.

Through Friday, October 2, see “Boxers of Brule” and/or “Kayak to Klemtu” for $10. At 7 p.m., a virtual panel discussion, “Cultural Revitalization, Protection & Preservation” will take place at 7 p.m. Six short films, as a collection, will be available on Saturday, October 3 for $15. The “Filmmaker Talk Back” will take place at 4:30 p.m. for $10. A free artists’ reception begins at 6 p.m. in-person at the HPAC ballroom.

The Summit kicked off earlier this month with the exhibition “Decoding Craft,” on view at HPAC until Sunday, November 1, featuring a collection of remarkable sculptures, prints and textiles from artists Sariah Park and Erin Lee Antonak. On Sunday, October 4, “Artist Talk: Decoding Craft” will take place at 1 p.m. for $10.

For more information, visit

‘Music at the Museum’ continues

MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Historical Society has announced two upcoming musical performances in its ongoing “Music at the Museum” series that takes place on the grand porch of the Columns Museum. The first performance, Will Hoppey and the Key West Experience, takes place on Saturday, October 3 and the second, The Tara Minstrels, follows on Saturday October 10; both are from 4 to 6 p.m.

Attendees are asked to bring along their own lawn chair, wear a face mask and practice social distancing while enjoying the performances. A $10 donation is requested and food and beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds will be used towards repairs to the glass enclosure used to house the Hiawatha Stage Coach, which will return to Pike County in October of this year fully restored. 

Last call for the sawmill

EQUINUNK, PA — The water-powered Civil War Era Joel Hill Sawmill will operate for the last time this year on Saturday, October 3. Volunteers have scheduled two tours, one beginning at 10 a.m. and the other at 1 p.m. Tours are by reservation only and are limited to 12 individuals due to the need to practice social distancing. Masks are required.

Tours are free, but donations are welcome. Be sure to call to reserve your spot. After the tour, attendees are invited to visit the Cleveland Museum next door that features machinery typical of the industrial revolution. Museum volunteers spent the winter bringing some of the massive equipment back to life. 

For more information or to make a reservation, call Greg or Kathy at 570/798-2420. The Sawmill is a property of the Equinunk Historical Society, (EHS) and is educationally appropriate for most children.

Two exhibits open at DVAA

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) has announced its fall exhibitions, “Another Way of Looking at Love,” an exhibition of photography by Janelle Lynch, and “The Gowanus Cochecton Expressway,” featuring paintings by Peter Maslow. The shows will be on view through Saturday, October 31. The exhibits are free and open to the public during limited hours.

Janelle Lynch’s traveling exhibition, “Another Way of Looking at Love,” is a suite of 13 delicate landscape photographs that explore the human impulse for connection. Lynch created the images on her property in Cochecton Center, NY during the years 2015-2018. The exhibition, curated by Laura Vookles, originated at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY.

A native Brooklynite, Peter Maslow creates large-format paintings that have traditionally explored urban architectural environments. In 2017, Maslow moved out of the city to Cochecton, NY along the Upper Delaware River. “My first summer in Cochecton, I went swimming under Cochecton Bridge and the elevated green painted steel took me back to my youth, where most adventures began under an overpass, or an El, or beneath the bridges,” Maslow recalls.

For more information, visit or call 845/252-7576.

‘Performing Art in Public Spaces’ tour

ONLINE — Sullivan Renaissance has partnered with the Community Learning Program at SUNY Sullivan for the Part II in a virtual tour of Sullivan County through art in public spaces. This second seminar will focus on performance art.

On Wednesday, October 7 at 6 p.m. via Zoom, “Part II: Activating Public Spaces Through Performance Art” will feature artists Tal Beery, chief development officer at Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre; Tannis Kowalchuk, artistic director and founder of Farm Arts Collective; Andrew Trombley and Akikko Hosoi, co-founders of the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra, the leadership of the Callicoon Center Band, along with the creators of Porchfest Callicoon.

Discover how performance art can transform a space; its powerful impact on communities and neighborhoods; and how the public affects the performance through audience engagement. Interviewees will also discuss the cultural and economic benefits of performance art to a community and region. 

Registration is required for participation. For more information and to register, visit or look for the event on

Part I: Art in Public Spaces is available to view at

‘Little House on the Prairie’ movie night with Gilbert, Galligan and Metzger

BETHEL, NY — The True Blue Democrats of the Delaware are hosting a movie night at Bethel Woods with candidates Meagan Galligan and Jen Metzger, hosted by Melissa Gilbert.

The event(s) will take place Friday, October 9 at the outdoor terrace at Bethel Woods. There will be heaters. As a contingency, if it is too cold or it rains, everyone will move indoors. There will be concessions on-site, but guests are encouraged to bring snacks and warm blankets and coats for their families.

There will be two screenings with a Q&A before the first and a meet-and-greet before the second, hosted by Melissa Gilbert, with Meagan Galligan and Jen Metzger.

The first screening will begin with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and the Q&A set to begin at 6 p.m. “The Little House on the Prairie” pilot will begin at 6:45 p.m. Runtime is 1:36.

The second session will begin at 8:30 p.m. with a meet-and-greet with the caandidates, followed by a screening of the Little House on the Prairie episode “Wisdom of Solomon” to begin at 9:10 p.m. Runtime is 49 minutes. This episode stars Todd Bridges and tackles racism and is very poignant to issues today, yet family-friendly.

Tickets cost $50 and are limited to just 38 for each screening.

To purchase tickets for the first session, visit Tickets for the second session can be purchased at

‘Catskill Stream Geology’

ONLINE — On Sunday, October 4 at 2 p.m. join the Time and the Valleys Museum for a virtual program, Catskill Stream Geology. Watershed Planning Coordinator of the Rondout-Neversink Stream Program Haley Springston will take participants on a virtual geology hike along a Catskill stream. They will learn how Catskill streams formed nearly 380 million years ago and how to identify rock structures and rock types in present-day Catskill streams.

Admission is free and virtual attendance is simple: Email the Museum at to register and you will receive a reply email invitation with information on how to log in for the talk.

For more information, call 845/985-7700 or


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